Don't Cosplay With My Heart
In this introspective novel from Castellucci, (Stone In the Sky, 2015) Edan Kupferman's life is coming apart: her father is being investigated for corporate wrongdoing, her best friend is in Japan for the summer, and the boy she has a crush on is just plain confusing. She seeks refuge from her dysfunctional life by cosplaying as Gargantua, her favorite character from Team Tomorrow. When Edan is at conventions and wearing her costume, she can be angry, loud, and not the good girl everyone thinks she is. As Gargantua, she feels empowered and even starts a cosplay club at school. But as her personal life spirals out of control, will Edan have the strength to be the hero of her own story?